Peter Thiel’s College Course

Last year PayPal founder Peter Thiel incurred the ire of education pundits everywhere when he announced that college was a bubble waiting to burst. He announced a program to award $100,000 each to college students to drop out of college and become entrepreneurs.

But, just in case you were wondering, Thiel doesn’t actually hate college.

According to a Reuters article by Gerry Shih:

Thiel, 44, will teach at… [Stanford University] this spring, sharing pearls of entrepreneurial wisdom in a class called “Computer Science 183: Startup.” The course is already oversubscribed, with Thiel’s return to his alma mater sparking both enthusiasm and skepticism on a campus increasingly obsessed with start-up success.

The class, capped by Stanford at 250 spots, apparently already has a wait-list. The course will address start-up technology firms and will make extensive use of guest lecturers, both those who have worked at startups and those who have invested in them.

Daniel Luzer

Daniel Luzer is the news editor at Governing Magazine and former web editor of the Washington Monthly. Find him on Twitter: @Daniel_Luzer